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The lion women of Tehran

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First Gallery Books hardcover edition

When Homa, a girl from her childhood, reappears in her privileged world, Ellie, amidst Iran's political turmoil, joins her in pursuing their goals for meaningful futures until one earth-shattering betrayal has far-reaching consequences, altering the course of both their lives.
In 1950s Tehran, seven-year-old Ellie lives in grand comfort until the untimely death of her father, forcing Ellie and her mother to move to a tiny home downtown. Lonely and bearing the brunt of her mother's endless grievances, Ellie dreams of a friend to alleviate her isolation. Luckily, on the first day of school, she meets Homa, a kind, passionate girl with a brave and irrepressible spirit. Together, the two girls play games, learn to cook in the stone kitchen of Homa's warm home, wander through the colorful stalls of the Grand Bazaar, and share their ambitions for becoming “lion women.” But their happiness is disrupted when Ellie and her mother are afforded the opportunity to return to their previous bourgeois life. Now a popular student at the best girls' high school in Iran, Ellie's memories of Homa begin to fade. Years later, however, her sudden reappearance in Ellie's privileged world alters the course of both of their lives. Together, the two young women come of age and pursue their own goals for meaningful futures. But as the political turmoil in Iran builds to a breaking point, one earth-shattering betrayal will have enormous consequences.

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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION KAMALI (Text)
New Fiction
31036151024020
On holds shelf
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Chappaqua Library FICTION KAMALI (Text)
New Fiction
LION
Available Soon
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Croton Free Library FICTION/KAMALI (Text)
New Fiction
31006151977816
Checked out
07/22/2024
Dobbs Ferry Public Library KAMALI (Text)
New Book
31007151494018
Checked out
07/26/2024
Eastchester Public Library FICTION KAMALI (Text)
New Fiction
31008152727620
On holds shelf
-
Greenburgh Public Library KAMALI (Text)
New Fiction
31009155105475
Checked out
07/16/2024
Harrison Public Library KAMALI, M. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300353887
On holds shelf
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Larchmont Public Library KAMALI (Text)
New Fiction
31014153403955
Checked out
07/19/2024
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC KAMALI (Text)
New Book
31024153513554
On holds shelf
-
North Castle Public Library FIC KAM (Text)
New Fiction
31001152173143
Checked out
07/17/2024
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